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Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

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Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

This quinoa salad is versatile and refreshing. It combines red quinoa with Swiss chard, pepper, and tomato. On top, a lemony soy-mustard dressing adds tons of flavor. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of kosher salt plus ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 leaf rainbow Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, heaping
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

In a pot large enough to fit a steamer basket, combine the quinoa, water, and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

In the last 2 minutes, place a steamer basket in the pot. Add the Swiss chard leaves to the steamer and cover with a lid. Remove from heat and combine everything in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt, soy sauce, dried dill, and red pepper flakes in a jar and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad. Add the goat cheese and stir to combine. Serve.